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Taken by Storm - Pine Lake Tornado

Laurissa Anyas-Weiss, content producer

June 2, 2009 — On July 14, 2000, the Pine Lake killer tornado spun into the Green Acres campground near Red Deer Alberta claiming 12 lives and injuring 140 others.

With winds as high as 330 km/h, the entire campground was destroyed in minutes. Damages were estimated at $13 million.

The Pine Lake tornado is ranked as Canada's fifth deadliest tornado and the deadliest in North America in 2000.

Source: Environment Canada

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